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12 Week Wednesday Weight Loss Challenge-Week One

So how’d y’all do this week? Smiley face or frowny face?

12 week wednesday weight loss challenge

I did my first “real” week of Weight Watchers.  By that I mean, I’ve been paying for Weight Watchers for 3 months and haven’t followed the program at all. Therefore gaining even more weight than when I started. No lies people.

So this past week has been all about logging my food. More importantly, logging my days from beginning to end and not beginning to whenever I screw up. That has been my m.o. from the beginning. As soon as I eat something I know I shouldn’t, I say “Fuck it. I’ll start again tomorrow”. Well I said that about 90 times, and here I am. Back at square one.

If you if you aren’t on the Weight Watchers program, or just starting out with tracking points, it’s a bit of a shocker. You quickly begin to realize how you got into the boat you’re in, or shall I say the jeans you’re in?

Did you know one serving of a 6 serving Bloomin Onion has 75 points? Jaw drop. Oh, and that’s not even counting the heavenly, spicy dipping sauce. For those of you not on the program and have no concept of points, let me shed some light on this for you. I am allowed 30 points a day. You do the math. There ain’t no Bloomin ANYTHING worth that! Am I right?

I feel like I did pretty good during the week. I logged my points and not only made better food choices but also watched my portions. My concept of portion sizes was waaaaaaaaaaaay out of whack. It’s amazing how small an actual serving size is. You find that even though you are having a healthy meal, you may unwittingly be eating several servings of it.

The weekend was a bit tougher, of course. I did not log my points. I was back to my old tricks. “I’ll get back to it on Monday”. Then I drank a few beers, ate a few wings and popped a few Doritos. Not how I wanted to finish out the week, but damn it was a good weekend. And yes, I got back to it on Monday.

Regardless of what the scale says this week, it was a good week for me. I learned a lot about the program and about myself and am ready to move forward with even more drive than ever. This week I’ll be logging my food, trying some new recipes and adding in some more exercise. I’m so excited to be heading back to the barre! The class. Not the drinking establishment.

My take away this week was this.

  • I’m a baby-stepper. One meal at a time, one day at a time, one pound at a time
  • Just because I don’t log my food, doesn’t mean I didn’t eat it. It still counts!
  • Quitters never win and winners never quit!
  • and most importantly, I can never eat from a Bloomin Onion again. Like never. Ever.

So here’s how I did this week…I lost 2.5 pounds! Slow and steady wins the race, right? I’m hoping with some increased exercise, next week will be just as good, if not better.

How’d you do? What challenges did you face? Was your neighbor making you drink beer all weekend? Hey Jen! Did you secretly eat a bag of chips on the way home from the grocery store? Did you skip the gym just because you couldn’t find your left sneaker?

Spill it! I wanna know! Good or bad, we’re all in this together!

Good luck with Week Two my fellow challengers!



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  1. Well done!!!!! I am the same way (paying for WW, not tracking food, then when I do and mess up I stop and say “I’ll start again on Monday”.. so I am sending you a big high five and I’m going to start tracking tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Yay Joy! You’re like my sister from another mister! I’m gonna challenge you to set a goal to track everything you eat from Sunday to Tuesday and weigh in with me on Wednesday. You can connect with me on weight watchers connect if you want. Are you in? We’ll cheer each other on!

  2. Love my honorable mention. . (Btw i am jenn the beer drinking enabling neighbor ALSO on ww). . .

    • You have opened my eyes to the world of summer shandy!

  3. Great job on your first week Lisa!!

    • Thanks! I have a good role model at the office!

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